Police give extra powers to Hatfield security staff

SECURITY staff at the Galleria in Hatfield have been given extra powers to deal with anti-social yobs.

Six guards can now request the name and address of anyone they see acting in an anti-social manner, such as littering, causing graffiti or causing harassment.

The awards were made on Wednesday under Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.

They were given certificates, identity cards and cards displaying their new powers by chief inspector David Newsome, who was joined by Tim Beyer from Welwyn Hatfield Council’s community safety unit and Galleria operations manager Darren Harman.

Chief insp Newsome said: “We now have six extra pairs of eyes and ears to help us and visitors to the Galleria will get an even better service from us.

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“We welcome them in to the extended police family and hope their limited powers will be useful and practical in our collective goal of improving community safety.”

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